Pratt Manhattan Gallery’s new exhibition Albers, Lustig Cohen, Tissi, 1958-2018 explores the genre-defying work of artist-designers Anni Albers, Elaine Lustig Cohen, and Rosmarie Tissi. Connected by shared circumstances of identity, each is a 20th century woman connected to a well-known male artist or designer and business partner, with mutual friends, patrons, places, and communities. Working through and inspired by constraints, all three demonstrated an affinity for geometric, hard-edged forms. They made work with a common ideal, exemplars of the Bauhaus ethos: unity in art and design. In the work is a vivacity that feels always new, timeless and individual. Albers, Lustig Cohen, Tissi, 1958-2018 presents a selection of art and design objects –typography, textiles, prints, paintings, posters, sculptures, trademarks, and books, design and/or art—in chronological order beginning in 1958. The three women’s overlapping careers span the arc of the Modernist era—from the Bauhaus, to mid-century Pax Americana, to Postmodernism, and into the present.
The opening reception of the exhibit will be on March 1 from 6-8PM. The exhibition will be free and open to the public starting on March 2, 2018 and run through April 28, 2018. The Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 11 AM-6 PM, and Thursday until 8 PM.